Wed Oct 24, 2012
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Assembly meeting wrap up: Sewer rates, Blue Lake go-ahead, sales tax holidays, dogs and diamonds, and software from 1980. Stedman has fundraising lead over Kookesh. Coast Guard calls off search for fisherman near Skagway. Diver gets medevac after running out of air near Kodiak.
What would the world look like if every human on the planet suddenly vanished? Alan Weisman set out to answer that question, traveling the globe to find out what would happen if nature were suddenly left to its own devices. more
Luis Alberto Urrea’s writing was rejected for 10 years before a New York publisher took his first book in 1993. Since then Urrea - currently in town for the Sitka Symposium - has won a slew of prestigious awards, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. more